BEMIDJI, Minn. (August 12, 2011) — Bob Griggs, interim vice president for academic affairs at Bemidji State University, today announced the appointment of Carol Nielsen as interim dean of the University’s College of Business, Technology and Communication.
This will be Nielsen’s second stint as interim dean of the college. She previously served as its interim dean during the 2008-09 academic year after the college was created during a reorganization of the University’s academic programs, and served in the post until James Maxwell was named permanent dean in July of 2009. It will be the third time Nielsen has served as interim dean for a college at Bemidji State; she served a two-year term as interim dean of BSU’s College of Professional Studies and School of Graduate Studies from 2006-08.
Nielsen has been a member of the Bemidji State University faculty since 1985, when she was hired as an assistant professor of business administration. She is currently a full professor in business administration.
Prior to joining the BSU faculty, Nielsen was an assistant attorney and Assistant Beltrami County Attorney in Bemidji, spent three years as a law clerk for Ramsey County in St. Paul, Minn., was an accounting instructor at Globe College of Business in St. Paul and worked three years as an internal auditor and inventory accountant for 3M Company in St. Paul.
Nielsen is also active in the Bemidji community, serving as the co-treasurer of the Bemidji Community Soup Kitchen.
Nielsen earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Montana and holds a juris doctorate from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn.